Why I Am Not Reading Amy Chua’s Book, ‘The Triple Package’

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Dr. Jennifer Ho felt a little sick after reading about controversial “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua’s most recent book.

A Mother Teaches The Past As Prologue

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Brian Shea learns to see himself through his mother’s eyes.

Phil Mushnick Pushes Every Button but the Right One

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Adrian Peterson played on Sunday just hours after his 2-year-old son was murdered. Phil Mushnick thinks it’s because he’s an uncaring criminal. Phil Mushnick should mind his own business.

Final Reflections on the Week That Was

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Liam Day offers his final thoughts on last week’s terrible events and our responsibility to not just remember them, but to understand them in all their complexity.

9/11 Families Furious Over Visitor Fees at NYC Memorial

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The father of one firefighter lost in the Twin Towers said, “The memorial should be free for everybody to pay their respects. You wouldn’t charge money to get into a cemetery.”

Artist Surprises New York City Subway Riders With Instant Portraits

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Yuriy Modlikskiy keeps stacks of sketchbooks chronicling the faces of New Yorkers he thought were interesting enough to draw.

NY State Senator Eric Adams Testifies Comissioner Kelly Wants to ‘Instill Fear’ in Young Men of Color

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Adams’ testimony marked the latest in a series of explosive allegations leveled against the NYPD in an ongoing trial targeting the department’s “stop-and-frisk” policy.

BREAKING NEWS: Alec Baldwin Cleared of Racism Charge By Audio Tape

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The speed with which people attacked Baldwin as a bigot is alarming and tragic. The man deserves an apology.

Would-Be Robber Changes Mind, Leaves With Food Instead

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Police Chief Troy McGee said, “In Helena, I don’t recall recently something like this has happened.”

It Turns Out Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins Weren’t Fighting Over Paternity

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Reports of a fight over little Zoey’s paternity have been denied. Liam Day deconstructs them for the journalistic problems they expose.

NYPD and Occupy Wall Street Work Together To Keep the Peace

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Hurricane Sandy has united activists and authorities.

The Murder of Ki Suk Han: Should a Photo of a Man About to Die Be Considered Photojournalism?

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In the wake of the brutal murder of Ki Suk Han, who died when pushed in front of a train, S.E. Smith examines the role of photojournalism in exploiting human suffering.

Does Fatherhood Mean Threatening Strangers With a Chain?

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What is the appropriate response to discovering your teenage daughter is having sex?

Video: Hero Bus Driver Catches Child Who Fell 3 Stories

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“‘I just prayed that I’d catch her,’ Stephen St. Bernard recalled after rescuing the child yesterday. He did.”

Should We Forgive Anthony Weiner? How About Electing Him Mayor?

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Early reports say that Anthony Weiner may run for mayor… At what point do we forget Weiner’s transgressions? How much remorse is enough? At what point did Weiner’s private life become a matter of national business, anyway?

Kim Jong-un: Like Father, Like Son?

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Bert Cattivera reports on what the media is saying about Kim Jong-Il’s successor, his son Kim Jong-un. Will this leader be as terrifying as his father?